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elections, is thinking fast or has been over the past two weeks of the popularity threshold and angela merkel has been riding and both of their parties are dithering. the sbc slightly inching higher and the sdu inching lower and they're both losing ground in a grander scale. it's the small parties that are the winners, definitely the green wes a record high of over 13%. they're the ones that won the election and lost it for the cdu, not stoeshl democrats themselves. and the liberals, the sdp, many had counted them out and there was an expectation or there was a fear for some that they couldn't even make the century hurdle that you need to get into parliament. they beat that. about you also for the personality ratings and the criticism on a federal scale, but that was his home turf so there was a lot of sympathy vote going in there. the big parties will have to look carefully for coalition partners. the social democrats will try to align themselves with the green that might not be enough. the stronger the greens get, the more the social democrats usually lose and something similar you h
banks are putting in. we're through the u.s. elections, ahead of the debt ceiling debate. in some sense there isn't an immediate crisis. it's a question now whether ceos can get through the real economic fundamentals. in some ways we're betwiked and between, kelly. >> i like the scarf, ross. >> yeah. that's the point. look, there's plenty to come on our coverage today. let me recap some of the people we're going to be talking to. john lipinski, formerly of the imf. and hamish tyrwhitt, construction group out of australia. we saw rates dip a little today. suggesting there's room to cut rates. and the executive dean of peking university. we're more relaxed about china, more relaxed than three or four months ago. we'll get the inside there. all of that is coming up on today's "worldwide exchange." how are the markets looking? >> perfect. we'll check the markets in a second. i want to bring news out of the bank upon spain saying fourth quarter gdp was down 1.not -- 1.7% drop, it was .6 drop. pretty large. and 2012 gdp down 1.3%, down from a contraction of 0.4% in 2011. more difficult news f
going to have a tv dinner over there? neil: it was enough to say that i won this election and i'm going to go with the spending and this will happen. >> he did, he said that. normally with a campaign speech away and now turn the page and say here's a chance to come together. he did say let's come together, but he also said what he said. which is essentially, i won the election, you have to come to me now. it's a combination of things. it's not just the heat won the election, the first big issue was on the fiscal cliff. he kind of cleaned john boehner squat in terms of taxes and revenues. it was all tax increases. $15 million in spending cuts. republicans have to get their acts together to negotiate better on the debt ceiling and other things. neil: what is the overture on the republican party? saying that they are going to push for a three-month extension? >> sure, what i read in it was from a pr standpoint in saying that gets all is a bad idea and will hurt the economy. and for economy a year and a half ago. republicans are saying that maybe it's a smart move in the sense that they wan
as it does today in which very important election held in israel or following the inaugural of president obama and the testimony of secretary clinton. that's a con fluns of events unimaginable, but here it is. does this country seem to be projecting a certain knowledge of its interests and a clear set of policies that make sense to the rest of the world whether it be the middle east, north africa, europe, or asia? >> the government is delusional with issues related to islamist, islamist supremists. we had told again and again that the muslim brotherhood are different than al-qaeda. they are moderates. they are evolved. they are people we can work with. yet, look at the bottom line here. who wants the blind shake back? the demands being made again and again for the release of the terrorist we convicted in the 1990s of atrocities against the united states. the brotherhood and al-qaeda wants him back. what does the brotherhood do as soon as they get into power? impose sharia, what they said they would do and what al-qaeda wants to do. lou: at the very same time while egypt is in increasingl
the american people just two weeks before election day. what happened in benghazi, flew in the face of the narrative, the story told by this administration about after the death of osama bin laden. lou: if i may, susan rice, going out, senator mccain took note on september 15, on 5 sunday talk shows, the secretary today, was rather flip ant, i thought, in saying, going on sunday talk shows is not her favorite thing. as if that would be the first condition that would have to be met for her it tracy th addressn people, she assumed no responsibility, no engage. in the process, your thoughts? did she refuse to do so? and you know, how in the world do you deal with the reality a u.n. ambassador lied to the american people. >> my take on the sunday shows that president, white house, the campaign for president's reelection wanted a political operative on those talk shows that give a political message, not a real message, that had to do with our national security and terrorism in the world, susan rice was very willing to be that political operative, that is her history, that is the role sh
spending sequester, you risk losing control of the house in the 2014 election. why? well, i know the democrats won't cut spending either, but i also know the conservative base of the republican party will stay home or walk away. and, frankly, coming out of your retreat in williamsburg, virginia, i didn't hear the key message of deep spending cuts, not the message that deep spending cuts will help grow the economy and help create jobs. . . but i did hear no budget, no pay, aimed at democratic senators but then deemed unconstitutional, and an extension of the debt ceiling for about three months which is okay. . it doesn't really go to the heart of the matter. we're going to have a report on this whole story in just a moment. . meanwhile, better news, the stock rally continues up 54 points on the dow, 161 points for the week. get this, a 35% gain in the broad s&p 500. . just since early october 2011. that's right. it's like a stealth rally. it keeps on moving. we'll talk to a leading investment ceo a bit later in the program. . first up, in williamsburg, virginia, today, house repub
a line in the sand and if the s&p dropped we would get pounded. sure enough it fell after the election and we did get pummeled. but what most impressed me was what she told us on november 20th, when everyone began to freak out at that moment, at that chicken little moment, when all the worrywarts were out in full force, she told us to stop worrying. the s&p was ready to rally. she sent me this, holy cow, this is out of sync with what we were thinking. at the time. the s&p is at 1387. now it is at 1492. in short, brodin nailed a 100 point move in the s&p in two months. what a great grab. look at that. she nailed that. i might not be a chartist, but the charts don't have emotions. they aren't about the fiscal cliff or the debt ceiling or the election. it is totally working this market. so i have to go back to the mathematical well. what can i tell you, we want to know what the queen thinks it could go next. take a look at this chart. the s&p said it would. and shortly thereafter she told us that the low was likely to be pivotal, as a key part of her methodology. you heard me talk about f
the election results, but your money is doing well. and "varney & company" is about to begin. >> new funds in the tech world, it's not apple. you're used to long lines outside apple stores and people clamoring to get apple's latest version of the smart phone or tablet. the new buzz out there is samsung, not apple. apple-like hype is building for the samsung galaxy smart phone, a bigger screen, faster speed, longer lasting battery. and launched in may, it was considered the first to meet or exceed. you keep hearing, apple doesn't meet cool anymore, that's samsung. and i wonder if apple is below 500. where are we? >> and the traders are not getting in and out. right at the 498 mark, not far off from 500. i can tell you that ubs says the next 100 point move should be to the upside. you're right, it really hasn't been doing too much. stuart: and the s&p 500, they're at a five-year high and people down there are happy, aren't they. >> they are, right? they're back to the pre-the financial crisis and and then you sell, your overbought. stuart: cheer up, people, there's good news out there. the m
much. >> you are welcome. >> shepard: very important election. benjamin netanyahu today claimed victory in the parliamentary elections. it appears his hard line party won a majority by only the narrowest of margins. what that means for the unreasonably frosty relationship for the united states and allies in the middle east remain to be seem. the race was tight enough that the opposing parties may have to form a coalition. in fact, they will have to. prime minister benjamin netanyahu is a noted hawk, especially on iran and a palestinian issues and now moderates could have much more say in the government. they have been pushing for peace talks with the palestinians. >> leland vittert is in tel aviv, what could this mean for the iranian threat? >> >> it could really change the dynamics behind me is prime minister netanyahu's campaign poster in hebrew it says a strong prime minister, a strong israel. the election results lead to you believe this will be anything because strong prime minister. as for a strong israel, the prime minister we saw on the stage tonight giving his victory speech wa
of february, it is fascinating, because you have this italian election and berlusconi is pulling out all the stops. it is monte, you will see leftist movement in italy. liz: let me sort of keep it clear here. >> sure. liz: if you go long volatility that must mean you believe it will go higher, correct? >> correct. liz: because of an italian election? >> well a combination at end of the february you will have the italian election. you will have the debt ceiling potential deal. liz: hence worries will cause volume at this time to go higher. >> sequester and continuing resolution. you have all this political risk. if you think about the last two, three years, liz, the bottom line, people outperformed, people that generated alpha, bought during periods of political fear. the people that added to the market, added to their exposure to the market during times of complacency typically underperformed. you want to save that powder for those political fear moments. david: save your cash until the debt ceiling thing collapses. maybe three months. want to focus on europe. spain and italy have $2.6 t
proposals and saying he wasn't going to take no for an answer. david: listen, he did win the election. he did advance his agenda items. peter: listen, he did win the election. he did advance his agenda items and talk about them. this was not the state of the union address. that is where the white house says he will get much more specific about his specific proposals. david? david: all right. peter barnes, thank you very much. we're going to have much more on what a second obama term will mean for business coming up with jerry seib. >> the u.s. market will resume trading tomorrow after posting its third straight week of gains with the dow and s&p 500 hitting five-year highs. is this just the beginning of a long lasting market rally? david: let's bring in our market panel. we have peter kenny, a managing director, and also joining us, zephyr management managing director. good to see both of you. do you credit the president with that success, do you credit the federal reserve and its money printing or do you just credit the american economy and its resilience and its ability to come back fro
in 365 days. with no presidential election, no stimulus programs on the horizon and healthcare reform upheld, 2013 should be smooth sailing for the economy, right? to almost no one's surprise, it's not that simple. despite that, in our cover story, we found a few people willing to stick their necks out and share with us their predictions. most everyone we found had reason for measured optimism. housing prices, for example, are going up. "there's hope that you can climb out. that's just a game- changer." and that opens up housing- related investment, which in turn may help stocks. "i see certain sectors helping the stock market. i see that true of the housing sector. look at real estate, look at building supplies, things that have been down in the past." as for jobs, john challenger says though the economy has been adding an average of 150,000 jobs a month, we may not need that many to make unemployment itself go down. the reason - baby boomers. "there are many more baby boomers retiring, so we don't need nearly as many new jobs as we did a decade ago." as for overseas trade, china's e
shifting to the government itself and the government is looking ahead to an election, as we talked about many, many times. and here becomes the tricky part because they're trying to embark on structural reforms, they're talking about tax reforms, as well. this will be a multi layered process and hopefully they'll be in power long enough to deliver some of those changes. i think the market was expecting for the bank of japan to come in .deliver everything that was going to solve all of japan's problems after decades of recession, then they were probably misguided. but for the moment, the reaction we're getting from people who were watching japan is they probably took as many steps as they could today to try and address this decision. >> kaori, stay with us. ed, welcome. you just heard a little bit of the back and forth. what's your own opinion here on what the boj has or hasn't delivered? >> good morning. thanks very much for having me on the show. my opinion is i completely agree with everything kaori said. even more than that, i would say to the viewing audience, look, this is the crame
industry and the auto comeback, particularly ahead of the election, listen, the government backs out of these auto loans, through the roof and if you can knock the competitive american cars down and maybe deliberately trying to stop americans from tying toyotas. the flip side, boeing is our largest exporter, it seems, don't drive this car, but fly this plane. charles: and some are reaching out. >> replace the lithium batteries, they cause fires in cell phone and laptops. >> and barack obama tells congress to pass an assault weapons ban and the national rifle association calls it the fight of the century and added 250,000 new members the pro gun organization now has well over 4 million members. and fbi says it's conducted 2.8 million background checks just in the month of december, that's a record. there's a nationwide run on guns, gun manufacturers in fact cannot keep up with demand. at the top of the hour, n.r.a. president david keeene, we'll have to ask him about the president's push for gun control. the results of the president's proposals ban on assault weapons, gone stocks surgi
minutes past the hour, i am patty and brown with your fox news minute. then yahoo! called early elections three months ago expecting and easy victory. the leader must now build a coalition after a strong showing by a new party. he is expected to keep his job. much of the u.s. experiencing the coldest temperature and two years. four deaths are blamed on the cold snap. entergy nuclear manually shut it down on monday. it was the second shut down this month and the six in the past two years. those are your headlines. back to melissa and lori. lori: many thanks. secretary of state hillary clinton defending the response and benghazi. >> we were misled that there were supposedly protest. that was easily -- >> the american people could have known that within days. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. lori: secretary clinton will face members about the house in about 40 minutes. it is time for lou dobbs now. l
is renegotiating the eu treaty. timothy geithner at last they will be friday. president obama has elected jack lew. much of the u.s. experiencing the coldest temperatures in two years. for death are blamed on the cold snap. the bitter conditions are expected to stay into the weekend. dagen, back to you. dagen: jamie dimon apologizing. also, stepping up and saying back off. there is more regulation needed. he said all of this at the world economic forum. we are president and chief investment officer. he is in rochester, new york. maybe the only place on the planet that is colder than where you are sitting right now. >> happy to be here. dagen: what do you say to jamie dimon? there was one hedge fund manager that went after him. he said back off. >> well, jamie is right about the capitalization. he has incredibly strong capital. a lot of the standards forced the banks to have more capital, have more liquidity. it really is about rules. some of the most simple rules are the most important ones. banks should have more capital. okay. i have met that. the reserve should carry them through bad times and
to go forward. the chances of it going forward i think are small. he has to get re-elected in 2015 to propose the up or down vote in 2017. it does put a cloud over the u.k. and e.u. a bit. >> the u.s. view has been not to get involved in u.s. politics. the u.s. view is that -- involved in u.k. politics. the u.s. view that a strong u.k. and e.u. is good for the u.k., for europe and the united states. we'll let the brits sort out their politics internally. that overall view is one we've been thinking. >> this f they were to cede -- if they were to cede, what would that mean? >> i think it's not wise to speculate about what would happen if certain eventualities were occurring, were to occur. and as you say, it's too early to make predictions. >> let me ask you this -- i was at a dinner last night with a number of people you know well. our viewers know well. an off the record dinner. i will say the topic was does globalization still work. you know, this is a place that -- we're looking out where all you do is talk about globalization, people support globalization, what it means. is it
look at this from an historical view. it's the re-election of a president but throughout the years there have been big gatherings until it was ronald reagan until january of 1981 who put the inaugural festivities. the big view that we're also so farm with. it's a bipartisan of our -- bipartisan of our former government. there's people who clench teeth who don't like the order. >> i will be heading out there tomorrow to do live coverage for kight. and we hope to talk to you tomorrow in washington, d.c. >> reporter: and -- for ktvu. >> and we hope to talk to you tomorrow in washington, d.c. >> reporter: and bring your coat, tori. it might be pretty cold for us. see you in the next couple of days. >> sounds good. thank you. and you can find jamie's blog. ktvu.com. and ktvu will have live coverage of the inauguration. kin purchase chet will have live reports starting bright and early sunday morning. >>> palo alto -- most lows have come up -- come up a little bit. it will be sunny, nice, mild. high-pressure system really there's areas of low pressure that are coming in from the south, f
saying. we've got essentially five years -- this is david cameron wins the next election before we hit the referendum, it will make businesses consider their investment opportunities. is that fair or not? >> i think the overlying reality is the uncertainty of our potential future in europe comes from the democratic position in the uk and that's regardless is a fact today. people are uncertain about what the shape of the club that we now belong to? and is it the same one that we joined? but i think the democratic deficit or this oh a sigz of people is the underlying issue. so doing something about that by saying, let's get clear the shape of the eu we do want. what is the shape of that? that has to be about the single market, about a more competitive europe. and that is something that i think they can take back and say that's a good thing for britain. and so i think you have to move towards it because the uncertainty is there today and those businesses will reflect that, anyway. i don't think illustrate necessarily changes. >> have you seen any changes in terms of the economic landscape
. what do you mean by that? >> after the election were told republicans were going to do some soul-searching for the record low numbers of minorities that had voted. what we're seeing now, just heari justheard a few moments ar program that half the country holds a negative view of the republican party and the tea party is having its lowest level rating in history itself. this is a party right now that is in some serious, serious trouble. unfortunately it doesn't seem as though they're taking a very serious approach to addressing the issues in the country. it is good they have had a good first step agreeing on the debt ceiling, but it seems to be only a first step. connell: the matter what you call it or how you slice it there seems to be issues after the election. now they're on this retreat whether it is the reports coming up with some sort of short-term debt ceiling, the bigger picture, what should the priorities be in your view? >> first, i hope there was shock therapy fo so anybody says the d rape, they shot the whole things we can get away from that tendency somehow and member
favorable to union people get elected in states like illinois, the union have the members that go out and vote and support those candidates. it's not just a money issue, but it's a personnel issue and as they lose the money, a vicious cycle, we saw it in wisconsin and across the country. i think it's a continuing trend and i cannot wait to see it here in chicago and illinois. stuart: dream on and don't hold your breath. carol ross, thank you very much indeed. nokia down big, scrapping its dividend. nicole, how big are they down. >> scrapping its dividend the first time in 20 years, so really is a big move by the company and a big stock move. down 9.2% right now. of course the latest lumia phone has been good news, but six successive quarterly losses and that's not good news. trying to cut jobs and improve their cost controls, in order to beef up the balance sheet, but they've had a series of credit down grades. the ceo said listen, i want to take away this cloud that looms, there's liquidity concerns and this is why i'm doing it. stuart: i'm just going to update two of the big name st
the bell. look forward to that. breaking news on the israeli election with tyler. ? >> thank you very much. the early exit polls in israel indicate that benjamin netanyahu has won a third term as prime minister of that country. those terms have not been continuous or contiguous, i should say. he's projected to win though a center left party, a relatively new one, has made surprising gains according to news reports and that could make the coalition-building over there a little more tricky. right now the prediction is that benjamin netanyahu's likud party has won about 31 seat in the -- in the parliament and will take the lead in forming the government. netanyahu had called these elections in a way as a reflection of his policies on the west bank and settlements, the quelling of the uprising in gaza and, of course, israeli relations or lack of relations, i should say, with iran. many people and political observers there believe that this will then continue his relatively more hardline right-leaning policies on all of those three issues. netanyahu, according to exit polls, will once again be
over europe? cat lifts coming. the italian elections. you've got the debt coming to in spain. what's your sense of where europe goes? >> spain did a big deal yesterday. was wildly oversubscribed so there's a lot of progress being made. i think that we're going to continue to take those issues one at a time as they come down the road. we've got big elections coming later in the year in germany so i think the market will go from issue to issue here. >> so good to have you on the program. thanks very much. >> michael corbat, ceo at citi. bill, i'll send it back to you. >> look forward to maria's next interviews as well. that one is key right there. the first opportunity for investors to get a sense of the new guy at the helm. >> what he's all about. >> very important banking position. heading towards the close. 40 minutes left in the trading session, and the dow is up 54 points. another new five-year high could be in the offing. >> indeed it could. >> let's take a look at shares of the netflix because this stock is trading like it's at the height of the internet bubble with shares up
who are up for election in 2014 that are in states that value their guns, and i think that it's going to be very difficult. and i also think republicans are looking at other issues like violence in the movies, violence on these video games and that it's a culture thing that has to be talked about and a part of the debate as well as just always focusing on the limitation of guns. >> including mental health care and issues related to that. i want to get to the other side of the aisle here. i think this is complete disregard for the second amendment. this is like a bombshell. in fact i don't even think the white house will back this. >> i don't know whether the white house will back it. as a lawyer i don't think it violates the second amendment even under the heller decision which provides a more individual rather than collective right. the nature of the firearms has always been the question here. i take the senator's point that we may not see action on this in the short term. if you're asking me what is good policy, yes we keep grenades and military style weapons out of the hands of ind
transition to happen and happen seamlessly. we needed the election to be past here. we needed the start to the fiscal cliff resolution. all of those things are starting to happen. confidence is growing. unemployment is ticking down. so i think it's more a gradual shift. >> right. one of the interesting things about morgan stanley is a couple years ago people were actually predicting your demise, like morgan stanley would not be there, it would have to merge, it didn't have the earnings power. i guess this is proof positive that that wasn't right, that you guys can remain independent. you see yourselves independent in the future? >> absolutely. we're -- i don't know what our market cap is today, but 40 billionish -- >> right. >> -- type company. we're now a very large and very connected global institution. >> right. and you're still either number one or number two in m&a which is interesting. a lot of people thought in order to score these m&a deals you would need a commercial bank attached. you don't obviously. you don't even have to lend that much money you do in these deals. the quest
. that is the message the president is taking to the public right now and with the recent election results behind him he is hoping to get republicans to bow and get out of the way of that in terms of trying to hold up a debt limit and let the economy take off. republicans are trying to figure out how do we get leverage to change the level of spending long term in the country? that is where the two sides are at odds in a very difficult way. >> right. finally a lot of chatter this morning about the portrait of the president always sort of encapsulates a moment in time. people either commenting on the degree to which he's gotten gray which happens to a lot of chief executives, but also some say, john, looking satisfied with a win in the last election. what is your take? >> i totally agree with that. he is grayer than he was but just as confident, some would say cocky and the picture captures that. this is a president who a lot of people thought because of the state of the economy wasn't going to win re-election. he did. he faced down the republican campaign and won it and now he is saying, hey. i'm on top
election results. this here is a liberal left manifesto and i think it attempts to sink the republican party. please don't forget free market capitalism. and the path to prosperity. i am larry kudlow. we will be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. >>> the question wasn't whether he would win, but which party would come in second. in order for the form a government he will have to come close to form a government. conventional wisdom says, if he forms a government israel will be close to negotiations again. former anchorman turned politician made statements saying he ran on a platform on mandatory military service. we ran the numbers larry. >> appreciate it. with the prime minister's party working with a weak er
netanyahu thought it would be a landslide election although he came out on top it was a slim margin. he lost seats in the parliament and they suggest the right wing may be stalled a bit. prime minister benjamin netanyahu said he plans to honor his word. >>> antigen roll steven allen is accused of misconduct. jill kelly is the one who complained about anonymous e- mails which led to a discovery of extramarital affairs with general david petraeus. the vote was put on hold and no word on if that nomination will go forward. >>> it is an experience of a lifetime... >> i just want to say hello to everybody. >> reporter: president barack obama, first lady michelle obama greeted students at the media center yesterday. the students tell us they were on a public tour when they were asked to wait for a very special guest and they did miss the flight because of the encounter but they said it was well worth it. >>> it is doing well and we always like to check to see for those of you who live in san francisco or work down in the peninsular we always like to check that and the drive time is between 380 and
in its pay can't take effect until after the next election. >> we should not say to a member, "if you think the budget before you is not good for the country, vote against it and you won't get paid. if you think it's not good for the country, you better vote for it because you have a mortgage payment due. >> reporter: senate democrats said they would pass the debt ceiling extension and they also promised to pass a budget which is sure to be very different than the one house republicans produce this spring. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> tom: in the engine that is the global economy, europe continues to be the break. while the u.s. emerging markets and even japan are expected to see slow but study growth this year, the eurozone will shrink for the second year in a row. in an updated prediction, the i.m.f. forest the global economy to growth 3.5%. that's down slightly from its earlier prediction back in october, thanks in part to the recession continuing in europe. oliveer blargchard joins us. are the policies addressing the recession not working or does it just need for time. >
with the congress and then in 2012 what he felt was vindication in the election, how that changes his approach to dealing with congress and dealing with the country. it's going to be interesting to see how successful he can be. >> yeah. yep, yep. we'll see. you know, i don't -- you just don't want to push an agenda too far if it was still a pretty close election, john. we'll see. but i don't feel like -- >> well, it was. >> i don't feel like a whole lot of unity was headed our way. this is like throwing down the gauntlet and -- >> i agree with you. he was. and one of the dangers for presidents is that they get a little too confident, a little too cocky. we'll see whether he is reaching a little bit further than he can grasp. now, i willsy that what house republicans did last week on the debt limit was a promising sign for him in the sense that -- and i think he took it that way, which is that they -- at his insistence, he came out after the election and said i'm not going to play that game on the debt limit. in the end, they have broken the link between spending cuts and -- at least in the sho
tour of duty. he is returning to england later this week. we electing benjamin netanyahu for another term. the party cookbook to have fewer seats in parliament after those voting results are out tomorrow morning. netanyahu says this property is dealing with taiwan's nuclear ambitions. connell: the nation's graduation rate hitting the highest level. that is better than 75% of them doing it on time. during 1976 topped that of the three plus billion graduates. 78% finished on time this time around. those are stats that are getting better. a controversy brewing of north after canada's new $20 bank note came out. the crisis is over at the maple leaf. many people believe it represents a norwegian maple leaf. they call it the looney, maybe for good reason. if you have not had your flu shot yet, you may not have to worry after all. there is a tiny ice cream maker that has created a flavor of sorbet that soothes your sore throat with it. this is pretty good book stuff here. dagen: just find be the bourbon. dennis: eight dollars for a pint of this stuff. that is what it looks like. dagen: i do
. but not a real spike as sometimes you get with a re-elected president who benefits from the absence of bad feeling once the election is over. he's doing a little better, but he only moves in a narrow band. republicans or the congress, rather, is doing much, much worse. you see the approval rating for congress. it's only 14%. 81% disapprove of congress. that is epically bad and it shows the president has a bit of a strength in hand as he goes into the budget talks. so does this final number that i want to run through, which is if the budget talk fails, the debt limit is not raised and if there are consequences for the united states not meeting its obligations, who would you blame? 45% say they would blame republicans in congress. only 33% say they would blame pb and democrats. the bully pull pit has some value. democrats have a better image with the american people than republicans do. but nobody has a great image right now. and when we asked people, joe, the recent budget talks in washington over the fiscal cliff do they make you feel more confident or less confident about economic recover
the elections, that al qaeda was on the run, that it was on its heels and it want true. libya has turned out to be a failure and so has north africa and they're both related. you know, there's big issues here and it about foreign policy and hopefully tomorrow in john kerrey's hearing before the senate foreign relations committee we'll get into that because the real issue is the date on obama foreign policies. >> thank you. phil mickelson, tiger woods, lebron jamgs and derek jeter, guess, what they're all supply siders. i'm going to try to explain that to you up next. (announcer) scottrade knows our clients trade and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account follow me online so i can react in real-time. plus, my local scottrade office is there to help. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade. voted "best investment services company." ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just t
. it puts him in a stronger position to win that election. >> yes, what a week he's having. thanks, simon. welcome back, simon hobbs. a check on energy and commodities. sharon brought us inventory numbers about 30 minutes ago. sharon? >> we're seeing reaction to that. let me tell you first what is happening in the metals market. we are seeing some technical selling here in gold and silver with gold below a key technical level, below 1675 an ounce and silver below $32 an ounce . some folks pointed to what is happening in washington for the pullback. but more traders say more technical selling below the key levels that they're watching. we're also looking at copper prices that are only positive metal here, positive in metal territory after that flash pmi data. continuing to watch to see if copper has more gains. but as you mentioned, it is oil that is definitely the story here of the last few minutes. and that is after the inventory report from the department of energy and the big surprise there, what traders are most focused on, is the fact that we saw a withdraw of supply from kushing, ok
casone. cheryl: if only that were true. anyway, millions of kids grow up having dreams being elected as president of the united states and moving into the white house but what if you had to buy the white house, to live there? your hopes might be dashed right now. u.s. home prices have risen for nine straight months the most recent home price index posted its largest increase since 2006. how much would it cost to buy one of the most glamorous, is horrific homes in our nation? real estate web company, zillow, estimates that 1600 pennsylvania avenue in washington, d.c. has a current value of $294.9 million. $294.9 million. so president obama and his family first moved into that home in january of 2009, the white house's value has risen 7% from $275.6 million. so put your checkbooks away. >>> let's say you are not in the market to buy a house. instead you're looking to make money on the housing market? and what we're hearing about the housing recovery, where should you be looking? we have angel capital cofounder and cio joins me in a fox business exclusive. i want to talk about your fund
for some of the uncertainties to subside. you know, we get through the election. they may or may not have liked it but at least it's certain now. the fiscal cliff was quote, unquote avoided. now we have the debt ceiling issue so there's some lessening uncertainty but still a lot of uncertainty. so, as we think about '13, i believe if we get some kind of just halfway reasonable leadership out of washington and deal with the debt issue and begin to deal with our fiscal deficits. >> right. >> i think, maria, you could see a real positive lift because people are ready to invest. they need to feel some kind of inspiration, and i think they are ready to invest. >> that's what we're hearing across the board. real quick, you going to raise your dividend this spring? >> well, as you know, we have to go through the process, and we have to wait to see what the fed says, but i'm optimistic. i can't speak for the fed but i'm personally optimistic. >> we'll leave it there. mr. king, good to have you on the program. >> have a good day. >> and to you. chairman and ceo of bb&t. didn't hold on to the tripl
been weakening which is helping your exporters. the biggest election day of last year was december 16th. you had president barack obama, putin, francois hollande and pena in mexico. shinzo abe in japan, december 16th, going to weaken the yen and restructure there, and we think japan has legs, maria. >> right. >> so you want to get exposure, big exporters, automobile companies, electronics. >> japan exporters are on fire and that's why that fund has been really increasing. >> you look at a chart, maria, goes straight up. >> hey, josh, you like health care stocks, too, at this level, don't you? >> we've been extremely bullish on health care since the early part of last-year, and there was absolutely nothing in the data, terk call or fundamental that tells us we should change our mind. one name to highlight is pfizer. they are about to spin off their animal health unit. if you know the data on how spinoffs typically perform, parent and child, you'll want to pay extra special attention to the timing of this deal, because i've got to tell you, i think it will be unlike a lot of value. i thin
that they have the short end of the stick in terms of bargaining power with the president who has just been re-elected and with congress as our new nbc/"wall street journal" poll showed is only at a 14% approval. he's at 52%. here's what the house republicans are going to put on the floor next week and try to pass. it would be an extension of the debt limit, a rise in the debt loimt that would take us through april the 15th. it would be on condition that the house and senate both passion a budget which they are supposed to do under law by that point anyway, and finally it would take an approach of no budget, no pay if the congress refused to do that. here's the response from senate democrats. they said, no, we will consider a clean debt limit extension without any conditions if the house sends us one, so they are trying to keep the pressure on. the white house says we're encouraged that republicans appear to be backing off their determination to hold the u.s. economy hostage to its budget plans. now, democrats are feeling like they are making progress now. the question is going to be can republicans p
, you know, when it comes to this debt ceiling issue, or it comes to who's going to be elected, or health care issues or what have you. how is that -- how do you put that in to your investing hat? >> well, everything is a transaction, and it won't have an effect on prices, in any event, unless it has an effect on a transaction. so what i do is i know who the buyers and the sellers are. and then by thinking that through, i think how will it have an effect on transactions. far more important than, over the long term, the leader of a country will have some effect on the whole overall health of the economy. but even -- they can't even res. they're, you know, it's a very difficult challenge. the whole political system. you could be president of the united states and it doesn't mean you can change policy. then, if policy changes, it has to basically change the things that produce -- have an effect on productivity. it's something that's peripheral largely. like, for example, a bigger issue is how does financial transactions work such as if you lower interest rate, and you have nothing
of the certainty that comes from putting a presidential election and a tax fight behind us. plus, the warring political parties seem to have -- it does seem like a truce at hand deferring a ridiculous and harmful government shutdown. throwing a huge turn in china that converts believers every day along with stabilization of europe and multinational companies have at last powered higher. all that good news in the jobs it creates are causing a radical revision in what we're willing to pay for future earnings. that's right, the price to earnings multiple, the ratio of how much we'll pay for the profits companies are going to have down the road is headed north and therefore so are the stock prices. we're willing to pay up because of the prospect that things are, indeed better. let me show you what i mean. let's take the transports. they've been scorching, scorching despite the index being home, beating down trucking companies, worldwide freight plays, and the railroads -- which were just annihilated by an historic decline in the most important cargo, coal. what's happening now if the economy's ge
on the other hand, if you look at the election and fact that a majority of the american public want to see taxes raised on the wealthy and indeed that has happened, you wonder whether or not the attorneys don't have a point. >> you know, it is a novel argument. there is precedent in a legal system for sp kind of prejudice against the defendant and what they are arguing here is that this prejudice wasn't race based or any other gender base. what we usually hear, it is class based. if you look at the media coverage leading up to and during the trial there was a lot of focus on his wealth and jurors were aware of that. they may have an arg a upt here, but it'll be a tough one to prove. >> yes, indeed it will. i know you will follow it for us. thanks, robert. >>> we want to let you know that white house is weighing in on the fact that white house just voted and it welcomes the passage of the debt ceiling suspension but repeats its feeling that it would like to see a long-term extension of the debt ceiling. >>> well, if you have an idea and you would like some big money behind it, don't move. w
. for example, jim messina, in charge of the obama re-election campaign puts out a letter, among other things, saying take a look at the president's plan to reduce gun violence and stand with him in support. wayne lapierre executive vice president of the nra issues a fundraising letter saying this. i warned you this day was coming and now it's here. it's not about protecting your children. it's not about stopping crime. it's about banning your guns period. so what are we seeing here? a real political campaign. >> on the one side you have the grassroots organization that the obama for america team use. now, they can't coordinate with the white house, wolf, on this, but they are using all of their apparatus to get out their grass root supporters because what they are trying to do is mobilize voters in much the same way that the nra has done over the years, which is make people who are for some kind of gun regulation, single issue voters and come out and pressure members of congress who may be wavering in gun states and say to them, you know, we want something done. on the o
it's discouraging a lot of good people. campaign finance reform, how we elect and re-elect public officials has got to be part of the solution to the dysfunctionalty we see in washington in -- >> in the meantime, enjoy the weather. back to you. >> simon, thanks so much. >>> couple of positive notes from analysts pushing facebook sharply higher today. our julia boorstin is live in l.a. with the details. >> good morning to you. that's right. facebook shares were up as much as 4% higher this morning. there seems to be a growing consensus that facebook will figure out the mobile ad business. oppenheimer notes that it's not hurting user engagement pointing to numbers from december that show facebook growing its lead over its rivals. also bouncing off those numbers, cantor fitzgerald reiterated the buy rating, making more money on mobile and on optimism about the new ad formats. hillside partners unveiled some new research showing growth in users as well as small business spending on facebook ads. and topeka raised the price target to 40 bucks saying that facebook's new graph search, qu
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